Bankroll Management for Multi Table Tournaments

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The variance in multi table tournaments is higher than just about any other game you can find. It is so extreme because of the way multi table tournaments pay out winnings. The payout structures are very “top-heavy,” meaning that the highest few places enjoy large payouts, but if you don’t make it very deep you’ll …

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Don’t Take it Personally!

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You own the table. You raise and re-raise and beat your opponents into submission. All of the other players fear and respect you. At least, almost all the other players do. There’s one maggot that dares to defy your supremacy. You raised preflop, bet the flop and this insignificant punk re-raises you. Little does he …

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Why Pocket Jacks are Costing You Money

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When you look at your hole cards and see pocket Jacks, it almost looks like they’re laughing at you. Jacks are a tricky hand to play because they have all the beauty of a face card with most of the limitations of a hand like pocket nines or tens. While this hand isn’t losing you …

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Game Selection for Online Poker Professionals

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You can play at any available table when you’re just playing for fun, but it’s a different story when you have bills to pay, and are counting on poker income to keep a roof over your head. Proper game selection can drastically increase your win rate and could mean the difference between eating steak and …

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When to NOT Continuation Bet

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C-bet stands for “continuation bet” and it’s one of the most common bluffs in poker. A player will usually make a c-bet when they’ve raised pre-flop to continue their aggression. The trouble with c-bets is that smart opponents usually pick up on it quickly, and know how to defend against the c-bet. When they do, …

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4 Underused Moves in Tournaments

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There’s a lot of money in poker tournaments. Where else can you win upwards of $5,000 off of an investment of a couple bucks?  The potential to win lots of money from a small investment attracts both the sharks and the donkeys to the virtual felt and for the most part, they use the same …

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Standard vs. Turbo Sit n Go’s

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Sit ‘N Goes are a great way to build your poker bankroll. Once you learn proper strategy you can play 10, 20 or even more at once with a minimal ROI (Return on Investment) loss. You’d go broke pretty quickly if you tried doing that with 6-max no limit tables. There are two basic types …

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3 Free Poker Programs that Every Player should have

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Poker players – real poker players – are an analytical group of people. It’s not just about the money; it’s about finding winning strategies that crush other players. There are a lot of poker programs out there to help players improve their game. These programs help you put your opponent on a range, figure out …

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Statistics Tracking for Pro Poker Players

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Even casual players know that it helps to keep stats on your opponents. I’d say that every serious player has software like Hold’em Manager or PokerTracker3 for that purpose. But professional poker players have to go beyond keeping track of their opponents. They have to keep track of themselves and the trends of the online …

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Limit vs. No Limit

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When I started playing online poker eight years ago, most newbies were in the limit Hold’em rooms. No-limit was seen as an “experts only” area. For me, the thought of losing my entire stack in one hand was terrifying. But one day I swallowed my fear and gave no-limit a try. I knew within the …

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